Canadian Writing Comes to You -- Live!

The Reading Series has been bringing cutting-edge Canadian writers to St. Jerome's University since 1984.

Each year we strive to offer a range in our slate of visiting writers: well-established and up-and-coming, from the local area and from sea to sea, working in verse and prose and beyond. Experimental and traditional, serious and playful, beautiful and stark, cynical and celebratory -- come and sample the wealth and variety that is Canadian literature today.

These readings are special opportunities to get inside the book -- to hear writers read their own words, and speak about their own writing. Every reading includes an open question and answer session.

All readings are free and open to the public.

St. Jerome's is located at 290 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario.

From its beginnings through 2018-19, the Reading Series has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and St. Jerome's University. It now continues to be funded by St. Jerome's.

Our 2019-20 Series

We're delighted to announce our series for this year! Please join us.

Susan Holbrook, Friday 25 October, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027

Deanna Young, Friday 22 November, 4:30pm, SJ1 3027
opening act Maya Victoria Venters

Ben Ladouceur, Friday 24 January, 4:30pm, Academic Staff Association Reading Room, St. Jerome's University Library
opening act Kristen Marie Fajardo

Alicia Elliott, Wednesday 4 March, 3:30pm, SJ2 1004
opening act Joanne Tiotangco Magbitang